|A policeman is seeking for evidence to the shocking murder of four members of a family in the Nghe An Province. Suspected killer Vi Van Hai was arrested on Sunday for allegedly murdering his neighbours. — Photo dantri.com.vn
NGHE AN (VNS) — More details from the shocking murder of four members of a family in the central province of Nghe An were released at a press conference held by the police this afternoon (July 22).
Suspected killer Vi Van Hai, called by another name of Man, 25, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly murdering his neighbours just 17 days ago.
In a statement to the police, Hai admitted to committing the four murders, which took place around 12.30pm, July 2.
Police reported, in detail, the narrative of the crime. Supposedly, after picking some limes in the Vi Van Doan garden in Phong village, Hai walked over to the house of victim Lo Van Tho, 28, to ask for some salt to eat with the limes.
An argument between Tho and Hai broke out in which Hai grabbed a knife in the victim's house and repeatedly stabbed him.
Tho's wife, Le Thi Yen, 25, who was walking with her eight-month old son, Lo Viet Chung, over to the neighbours, unintentionally saw the murder and tried to escape via a stream that ran behind the house.
Hai pursued her but stopped midway when he noticed Tho's mother, Vieng Thi Chuong, 60, was bathing in the stream.
The murderer used the same knife to first cut the throat of Chuong, then Yen and then her son.
After killing the whole family, Hai returned to his home, a 15-minute walk from the crime scene during which he threw the knife into the forest.
Based on Hai's testimony, the police managed to retrieve the weapon 300 metres away from the murder site on Tuesday.
Police investigations point to Vi Van Hai as the prime suspect of the Nghe An murder. The department is working quickly to gather and mount a strong body of evidence before bringing the case to trial.
The police were rewarded VND200 million (US$9,500) for cracking the case. — VNS